Music at St. Anne’s (Church Circle)

Skip rush hour and wind down your day with the Bach+ Series, which now includes four elements – the Thursday Series, Masterworks, Cantata Vespers and Organ Vespers – all in downtown Annapolis at St. Anne’s Church!  Donations to support these concerts will be accepted at the door.  Most concerts last roughly an hour.
 The lineup of Thursday at 6:15 p.m. concerts includes:

February  1    Bach+:   Cantata VI from the Christmas Oratorio

February 8    Guitarist Peter Griggs

February 15   Con Brio! ensemble

February 22   Barclay Brass

March 1         Beau Soir

March 8        Bach+ Bach and the Violin (begins our Bach Weekend)

March 15       Bellini Ensemble

March 22      District5 Woodwind Quintet

April 5           Enrique Reynosa, violin & Anna Nizhegorodtseva, piano

April 12       An Evening with the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra Players

April 19       Bach+ Musical Offering

Fall’s concerts:

October 19  Phantom of the Opera (1925 silent classic) with live music

October 26 Soprano Lindsay Espinosa performs Songs of Water and Night

November 2  Bach+ – “For the Love of All Things Italian” The Vivaldi Project

November 9  Pianist Liana Paniyeva

November 16  Musica Spira,  “Let Me Speak: Rage, Sorrow, and Yearning in the Italian Baroque”

November 30  Élan Ensemble performs music from the 17th – 19th centuries

December 14   Bach+ – Abendmusik


Masterworks Series:

December 15 (8 p.m.), 16 (8 p.m.) & 17 (3 p.m.)  Bach+ – Handel’s Messiah with the Annapolis Chorale 

March 10   Bach+ –  Mass in B Minor (BWV 232)     Tickets  

**New This Season!** Sunday Organ Vespers – 4 p.m.

This new series launches on September 24 at 4 p.m. with the first of eight, hour-long Organ Vespers that are designed to show off St. Anne’s newly-refurbished Freiburger organ as well as the organ works of J.S. Bach, performed by organist Larry Molinaro.  Throughout his entire career, Bach was regarded as the “prince of all clavier players” (as a colleague once called him). This first Organ Vespers program features some of the virtuosic “foundational” works that Bach wrote before his years in Leipzig.  The program shows how Bach incorporated the styles of the previous generation of German masters along with Italian and French styles into his compositions.  Works to be performed include chorales from the Orgelbüchlein as well as the famous Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor (BWV 582).

Dates for Organ Vespers concerts are:

September 24
October 22
November 26
January 21
February 18
March 11 (3 p.m.) (with guest speaker Michael Marissen at 2:15 p.m.)
April 15THIS CONCERT MOVED TO JUNE 10 at 4 p.m.
May 20THIS CONCERT MOVED TO May 19 at 6:30 p.m.

**New This Season** Cantata Vespers

Sunday, Nov. 5, 6:15 p.m. – Ein Feste Burg
Sunday, Dec. 24, 10:30 p.m. (Christmas Eve Service prelude music) Christmas Oratorio, Part II
Sunday, Jan. 7, 5:30 p.m. – (Epiphany)  Christmas Oratorio, Part V


Concerts at St. Anne’s are co-presented by St. Anne’s Church, Rev. Timothy Mulder, Interim Rector,
and Live Arts Maryland, J. Ernest Green, Music Director.